The Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is offering resources, up-to-date information and more to beauty professionals affected by the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
The PBA is offering free one-year memberships, (a $50 value) for licensed professionals and non-licensed salon employees. This membership includes access to their tele-health subscription for $10/month, which allows members to virtually connect with medical professionals for consultations, concerns and mental health resources. Memberships must be activated by April 15th, 2020.
The PBA is monitoring the federal response to the coronavirus very closely. They are encouraging beauty professionals to take action and urge Congress to pass the 45B FICA tax tip credit as part of the relief package.
Facebook Starts Small Business Grant Program
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